Exploring Social Issues and Youth Advocacy through New #PasstheMicYouth Podcast
Christy Byrd, an assistant professor of applied developmental sciences at the NC State College of Education, is helping a group of NC State undergraduates explore culture, youth leadership and advocacy through a new podcast called #PasstheMicYouth. The student-run podcast -- which offers learn activities for each episode’s theme -- is set to launch May 2.
NC State Education Associate Professor Margareta Thomson Concludes Fulbright Year in Romania
During her Fulbright year in Romania, Associate Professor Margareta Thomson worked on her project “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High-Poverty Schools through Authentic Research Experiences” and collaborated with area universities to plan and implement international conferences focused on topics like informal education, teacher education and science education.
Two Graduate Students to Become Members of NC State’s Preparing the Professoriate Program
Sarah Karamarkovich and Deidre Kelly, both graduate students at the NC State College of Education, have been selected as members of The Graduate School’s Preparing the Professoriate program for 2019-2020.
The SMART Collaborative’s iScholars Succeed at State Level SchoolsNEXT Competition
Led by advisors within the NC State College of Education’s SMART Collaborative, seven middle school students in Durham advanced to the regional level of the SchoolsNEXT learning environment design competition using an innovative and inclusive school model that doubles as a cultural center for the community.
Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Receives National Outstanding Publication Award from NCTM
Jessica Hunt, associate professor of mathematics education and special education at the NC State College of Education, received the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award at the council’s annual conference held April 3-6, 2019.
CBC Radio: The Emotional Toll of Microaggressions at Work
According to Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology at NC State University, racial microaggressions are subtle insults made to communicate disparaging messages towards marginalized groups.
NC State Education Awarded $14.4M in Research Funding January-March 2019
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $14,456,357 to support eight research projects in the first quarter of 2019.
Making Classrooms a Safe Place to Talk about Death
Dr. Michelle Falter, an assistant professor of English education at the NC State College of Education, wants to help school leaders and parents understand the value of addressing sensitive issues like depression and suicide through literary works in the classroom. She recently co-edited two books to serve as pedagogical resources for teachers tackling sensitive subjects through literature.
N&O: NC State Gets $12M from N.C. to Help Elementary School Students Read Better
The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative received a three-year, $12.26 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which will allow the initiative to expand its work of training beginning K-2 teachers in 16 North Carolina school districts to include all third-year K-2 teachers in those districts. The new grant is the largest the college's faculty has received since records have been kept.
WRAL: NC State Receives Record-Breaking $12M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Students’ Reading Skills
The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will expand its support to beginning K-2 teachers and continue to improve early literacy outcomes in North Carolina using a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The three-year timeline allows the Wolfpack WORKS team to evaluate the program’s impact on participating teachers’ early literacy knowledge and practice as well as their students’ reading achievement in the short- and long-term.